Friday, April 20, 2012

TALK: Shale-Gas Fracking and Environmental Injustice

Join Rita Yelda at 9:30am on Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day) in the Case Library at Westminster Presbyterian Church (724 Delaware Ave, Buffalo) for discussion of this locally- and nationally-significant issue.

Rita Yelda founded WNY Drilling Defense group in 2010, and she works for Food and Water Watch, a Washington DC-based advocacy organization. 

Yelda will discuss the environmental concerns about using hydrofracking, or 'fracking', to extract natural gas from shale. The missions of her local grassroots group include education, action, and advocating for legislation in opposition to fracking. Her group was instrumental in banning fracking and treatment of the toxic wastewater in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

In 2011, Rita Yelda was awarded the Sierra Club's Blake Reeves Award for Environmental Leadership.

This talk and another one on April 29, 2012 comprise the Case Library Environmental Series.

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